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Lhamo Yangchen Sherpa

Lhamo Yangchen Sherpa

MD, MSc, PhD

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Publications (25)
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Objective : We compared acceptability and continuation of Sayana Press, a subcutaneous formulation of depot-medroxyprogesteone acetate (DMPA) in a Uniject injection system, to intramuscular (IM) DMPA, among both current users of DMPA-IM and new users in Nepal. Study Design : We recruited women seeking injectable contraception at 14 public health f...
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Despite the urgency of including SRHR in UHC, the 2030 SDGs expressly exclude any text that may be interpreted as a right to abortion, largely due to pressure from the US and other conservative governments.6 This attack on comprehensive SRHR not only threatens the well-being of women and girls everywhere but weakens the mandate of UHC by ignoring t...
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The technological innovation has supported to bring quality health care closer to clients. Individual Client feedback can be collected directly into the system. The approach has not only reduced data entry errors but also provided real time data on client contributing to larger referral and demand for Family Planning services.
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This Research brief describes qualitative research to identify where the market is failing specific youth segments of voluntary family planning consumers in urban, urban slum, and rural areas of Nepal.
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Family Planning (FP) is one of Nepal’s Ministry of Health’s priority programs. The existing program aims to foster equitable access and utilization of quality FP services throughout the country. Between 1996 and 2006, Nepal showed progress in improving the modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (mCPR) from 26% to 43% (DHS 1996 & 2016), but this momen...
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Background: Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers are a heterogeneous group of antihypertensive drugs. Long-acting dihydropyridine agent amlodipine is widely used for monotherapy and combination therapy for hypertension in clinical practice, while intermediate-acting dihydropyridine agents have shown inconsistent results in randomized clinical...
Technical Report
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Market Landscape of MHM Products in Nepal
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Objective The first is to estimate the prevalence of dyslipidaemia (hypercholesterolaemia, hypertriglyceridaemia, high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) level), as well as the mean levels of total cholesterol, triglyceride, LDL and HDL, in the urban and rural Yangon Region, Myanmar. The second is to investig...
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Background Hypertension is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and little is known about trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment and the control of hypertension in Myanmar. This study aims at evaluating changes from 2004 to 2014 in the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in the Yangon Region, Myanmar, an...
Conference Paper
Background: Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers are a heterogeneous group of antihypertensive drugs. Long acting dihydropyridine agent Amlodipine is widely used for mono and combination therapy for hypertension in clinical practice, while intermediate acting dihydropyridine agents such as Felodipine, Nifedipine-GITS etc. have shown inconsisten...
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Background: Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers are a heterogeneous group of antihypertensive drugs. Long acting dihydropyridine agent Amlodipine is widely used for mono and combination therapy for hypertension in clinical practice, while intermediate acting dihydropyridine agents such as Felodipine, Nifedipine-GITS etc. have shown inconsisten...
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This scoping review and preliminary mapping of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Management (MHM) in Nepal is one of the first of its kind in Nepal. Through this review, we studied in-depth the MHM situation in Nepal, bottlenecks and opportunities for the way forward. Many people and organizations were involved in the work put into this review.
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Background Recent societal and political reforms in Myanmar may upturn the socio-economy and, thus, contribute to the country’s health transition. Baseline data on urban-rural disparities in non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors are not thoroughly described in this country which has been relatively closed for more than five decades. We aim to...
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Background Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), malaria and tuberculosis dominate the disease pattern in Myanmar. Due to urbanization, westernized lifestyle and economic development, it is likely that NCDs such as cerebrovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are on a rise. The leading behavioral- and metabolic NCDs risk factors are tobacco smoke...
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Recent studies have demonstrated that atrial fibrillation significantly increases the risk of adverse clinical outcomes in high cardiovascular disease risk subjects. Application of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockers for prevention of recurrence of atrial fibrillation and adverse clinical outcomes in subjects with atrial fibrillation is a...
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Background: International studies of the health of Indigenous and tribal peoples provide important public health insights. Reliable data are required for the development of policy and health services. Previous studies document poorer outcomes for Indigenous peoples compared with benchmark populations, but have been restricted in their coverage of...
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Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, its associated factors and components in 30-80-year-old Tibetans living at high altitude. Method: Multistage sampling of 692 participants. We used IDF criteria for estimation of the metabolic syndrome, and a questionnaire based on the WHO MONICA protocol. Results: The prevalence of...
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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of abnormal lipid levels and its association with selected coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors in the Tibetan population living at 3660 meters above sea level in Lhasa, Tibet. Three hundred seventy one randomly selected male and female, aged 30 to 70 yr took part in the study. Based on the...
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Risk factors for chronic diseases in Tibetans may be modified due to hypobaric hypoxia. The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of obesity at varying altitudes of 1,200, 2,900 and 3,700 meters above sea-level in Tibet and Nepal; to estimate the effect of altitude on body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-...
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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of impaired glucose regulation status in Sherpa adults living in the Everest area and in Kathmandu valley. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Chaurikharka village (Everest area) and Kathmandu city on 119 and 121 randomly selected individuals, aged 30-70 years. They were assessed on conven...

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Gender Justice in natural resource management and climate change adaptation Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Gender Justice and Governance
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Local institutions, Commons, Civil society strengthening